- Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town city centre is filled with backpacking lodges and if you are after the heart beat of Cape Town city centre then look no further and find a Backpackers in Cape Town city centre. Most places are a quick stagger to pubs, clubs and happenings.....
- Cape Town City Bowl
Some of Cape Town's best backpackers are nestled here which is just above the Cape Town city centre on the slopes of Table Mountain and overlooking Cape Town and the harbour, these residential suburbs are fairly laid-back, quiet and surrounded by plenty of greenery, lush gardens and parks.
- Cape Town Bo Kaap
This area lies just above the city centre and is also known as the Malay quarter. Today it is a colourful kaleidoscope with hints of Cape Town's yesteryear peeping through the architecture. There are no backpackers here.
- Green Point
Neighbouring the busy suburb of Sea Point, Green Point has much the same setting and vibe as Sea Point, overlooking the icy Atlantic seaboard and backing up against the mountain. Many backpackers make Green Point their home whilst visiting the Mother City.
- Sea Point
Situated on the icy Atlantic seaboard close to the Cape Town beaches Sea Point stretches along the beachfront and up against the mountain. It is densely populated with apartments, peppered with restaurants and bars and has a thriving nightlife.
The heartbeat of student life in Cape Town, spunky Observatory has an excellent local atmosphere and a lively vibe. It's jam-packed with snappy music and pool venues and has a gob-smacking choice of restaurants.
This is one of Cape Town's older suburbs which has a well developed entertainment and shopping infrastructure. There are no backpackers here.
- Northern Beaches
Along the Atlantic coastline, heading northwards towards the West Coast and Namibia you'll find miles of beach…There's Google map here.
- Muizenberg and Kalk Bay
Muizenberg beach is a surfer's paradise, with the best learner surf waves in the Cape.
You'll find the Google map to the Southern Peninsula on this page.
- Cape Town City
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain which dominates the skyline at all times, the Mother City is Southern Africa's most beautiful, and most visited city.
- Gordons Bay
Cape Town Airport is about half an hour away and the joys of the wine route begin once you cross the highway and head for the mountains.
- Simon's Town
This is where we've chosen to live, so it's gotta be groovy. It's the last village before Cape Point on the eastern side of the peninsula and very quaint. Not to mention romantic with its panoramic views over the Simon's Town navy and picturesque yacht basin.
- Scarborough and Kommetjie
Scarborough is one of the last suburbs you’ll find before Cape Point. It's a very quiet with wonderful stretches of wild beaches, incredible mountain walks and an oddly shaped landmark known as Camel Rock. It takes about 45 minutes to drive into Cape Town from here.
- Camps Bay
This is the perfect place from which to watch the sun go down - whether it's from the white sandy beach or one of the many bars or restuarants that line the beach front. There are no backpackers here.
- Hout Bay
It's about 15km from town and the entry point to the famous Chapman's Peak Drive. It's a little self-contained village with everything you need - restaurants, shops, auto banks and is close to plenty of good hikes and sunset drink slurping spots. There are no backpackers here.
If you are looking for a backpackers in Cape Town then put your backpack down and spend a few days in this haven which is beautiful, sexy and endlessly fascinating.
Backpackers Cape Town
Cape Town is definitely one of the world’s most sensational backpacking cities.
For a whole bunch of reasons. Her towering Table Mountain and its undulating tablecloth. Her majestic peaks and imposing 12 Apostles. Her icy oceans and outrageous underwater world. Her colourful coloured population and her easy cosmopolitan attitude.
Her spunk, her appeal and her downright rudeness when it comes to being the sexiest city we know…
Cape Town city has so many backpacking hostels on offer.
All of the backpacker lodges found in Cape Town are so different, so there is something on offer for everybody.
The Cape Town hostels offer more than you can bite off in both activities and backpacking trips around South Africa.
In the pages below you will find a list of all the backpacking hostels found in South Africa.
So give this great city a few days as you leave wanting more!!
Places to Stay
- A Sunflower Stop
A four star Backpackers with easy access to Cape Town city centre, Waterfront and top beaches
- Abreak Away
Want to surf, drum, kayak, have fun? It's all here.
- Afrique du Sud Backpackers
Located in the bustling heart of Sea Point with easy access to city amenities, public transport and (yippee) the Sea Point swimming pools by the sea.
- Amber Tree Lodge
This Backpackers is where you can kick back and relax under the big amber tree...
- Amberley Travellers Lodge
Explore the mountains, the museums, second-hand shops, art galleries and rocky shores, then bliss out in the waves or on the beach.
- Anzac Backpackers
This centrally located Cape Town hostel is close to all the nightime action, Table Mountain and the Waterfront.
- Ashanti Lodge
Ashanti backpackers is one of Cape Town's biggest hostels. They are a Cape Town backpackers which is busy, organised and knowledgeable and have a great building in a good location near the city centre of Cape Town.
- Bailey's Surf Shack
Muizenberg's and Cape Town's original youth hostel. It is a mere stroll from Muizenberg beach.
- Bohemian Lofts Backpackers
When you're staying in a former museum of contemporary art, it's hard not to go with the Boho flow. This awesome building is brushed with the Afro-chic palette of Obz and every inch will rock your mojo.
- Carnival Court Backpackers
A grand backpacking hostel in midst of Cape Town city centre, within waltzing distance of almost everything a Cape Town Backpacker could need.
- Cat and Moose Backpackers
The Cape Town backpackers which is located at the top end of Long Street, next to the Long Street Baths and all the action.
- Green Elephant
This is the oldest lodge in Observatory and is the play ground of students....put your party shoes on!
- House on the Hill
House on the Hill offers luxurious accommodation at backpacker rates.
- Hout Bay Backpackers
Hout Bay Backpackers is a quiet and comfortable backpacker lodge in the beach-side suburb of Hout Bay. We have six bed dorms with great views over Hout bay and the harbour and we have four private en suite rooms. With easy access to Cape Town by public transport, the backpackers is ideal for exploring Hout Bay's restaurants, harbour, beach, seal island and world of birds as well as Table Mountain National Park, Chapman’s peak and Llandudno.
This Hout Bay backpackers offers local volunteer projects and language courses.
- Indigo View Cottages
Nestled in a rural conservation village, these two self-catering timber cottages are perfect for snuggle sessions between surfing, fishing and hiking.
- Milton Lodge
A fantastic place to stay in the centre of Sea Point.
- Mountain Manor Backpackers
This Cape Town backpacking hostel is between the mountain and the city and within walking distance of everywhere.
- Salty Crax Backpackers
This Table View backpackers definately needs you to check out the beach, the bars, the jacuzzi and the menagerie. Hmm. And surf, windsurfing and going mad…
- Simons Town Boutique Backpackers
Simon’s Town Boutique Backpackers is close to Simon's Town station and the beach, the backpackers is well situated for access to the best of the peninsula.
- St Johns Waterfront Lodge
This well established Cape Town backpackers is near the Waterfront and across the road from the World Cup Stadium.
- Sunflower Stop
A backpackers across the road from the 2010 world cup stadium
- The Backpack
Cape Town's first backpacking hostel is still going strong and offers excellent facilities.
- The BIG Backpackers Green Point
The B.I.G is perfectly perched at the foot of Signal Hill, a short walk to shops and the buzzing promenade, Stadium or Waterfront.
- Topsail House
Topsail House is a perfect place to stay in the centre of Simon's Town.
- Wonky Donkey Backpackers Lodge
New brooms have swept Wonky Donkey clean over to a new address with new owners, new management and new improved wonkiness.
What to do
- Abseil Africa
Abseil in Cape Town - Drop off the edge of the mountain.
- Baz Bus Cape Peninsula Tours
The Baz Bus Cape Peninsula tours offer a run really fun day trip to Cape Point which includes cycling, a bit of hiking and a picnic.
- Beautiful Noise Tours
Backpackers - Ready to soak up the beautiful Cape Peninsula on a chauffeur ride with a difference? Yeah! Hit the road on the back of a Harley-DavidsonTM motorcycle.
Daytrippers offers a wonderful way to explore the Cape peninsula and winelands by bicycle.
The perfect backpcker adventure in Cape Town....
- Scuba Shack
Discover the glorious underwater world of the two oceans.
- Segway Gliding Tours
A quick lesson will soon have you zooting around Spier's vineyards and their famous protea garden, stopping to enjoy the spectacular scenery en zoot route.
- The Boardroom Adventures
Try a unique, tailor-made mission with a "Live The Dream" local bucket list tour or pick your action activity. From bikes to sea kayaks to big waves, The Boardroom is designed to make you CEO of your own thrill-seeking life.
- Two Oceans Aquarium
An awesome way to spend your day. Lose yourself in the oceans and meet the denizens of the deep.
Cheap car hire in South Africa and rentals to under 21's.
- Global Car Rental
This Cape Town based car rental agency offers great deals on car hire in Cape Town.
- Cape Town Travel Centre
When it comes to planning a trip through southern Africa, Cape Town Travel Centre offers a nifty service
- Detour Traveller's Shop
This Cape Town based booking centre is the perfect place to start or end your trip around southern Africa.
- Moola Magic
A discount card to backpackers in South Africa that offers great value.
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Student town = plenty of fun = why not stay?
(Potchefstroom,North West Province)
This is an amazing trip into the heart of the Wild Coast.
Their office open daily from 7am to 10pm.
(Port Edward,Wild Coast)
When it comes to planning a trip through southern Africa, Cape Town Travel Centre offers a nifty service
Shonalanga lodge in St Lucia is in the centre of town and more of a lodge than a backpackers.
One of the original backpackers in Livingstone.
(Livingstone,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
A mountain paradise.
An upmarket and affordable backpackers on Central Beach, in Plettenberg Bay.
(Plettenberg Bay,Garden Route)
A backpackers in mountains of Swaziland.
(Northern Swaziland,South Coast)
Do the Garden Route and get high on adrenaline.
Stokkiesdraai backpackers in St Lucia is centrally situated in the main street and opposite a convenience stores, a bank and an Internet café.